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CSUMB Online Library

Online Resources & Services at CSUMB Library

Find it online

The CSUMB Library has millions of information resources available online, including ebooks, journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, streaming videos, and more. You can access these via:

We are still processing Interlibrary Loan requests for items that CSUMB Library does not own and will do our best to fulfill these.

We are also checking out wifi hotspots and laptops.

How to get a hotspot   |   How to get a laptop

Questions about wifi hotspot connectivity, use or general questions should be directed to the IT Help 831-582-4357 (HELP)

CSUMB Library's ebooks, journals, videos & more

OneSearch - ebooks, journal articles, streaming video, etc.

Never used OneSearch before? The video below shows you how.

This video includes instructions for locating electronic & physical items. Due to COVID-19, physical items are currently unavailable.



Databases - find articles & more in these databases

The video below shows how to select & search a database. The selection process works for other databases, too.



EBooks - ebook collections or use OneSearch

Never looked for ebooks in OneSearch before? The video below shows you how.



Videos - find streaming video titles

You can also use OneSearch to find video.

  • Put your search terms in the box and search in "Books & Media (CSUMB)" 
  • Select "Audio Visual" as the format on the filters to the left of the results list

Temporarily available databases


HeinOnline contains multidisciplinary access to subjects such as history, political science, law, criminal justice, and international relations and available  until December 31st.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database - About the database

Library instruction

Checking out, returning, and suggesting books

Borrowing library materials

Use OneSearch (located on the library home page) to find the item you want to borrow.
Sign in to OneSearch (use the sign in link at the upper right of the OneSearch screen).
Request the item. Indicate the pickup location.
The library will send a notice with instructions when your item is ready.
Questions? See detailed instructions or Ask a Librarian!

Returning library materials

Do you have library materials to return, either ours or interlibrary loan? There are three ways you can return the books to the CSUMB library. 

  • You can drop them off at the book drop located on the side of the library building nearest Divarty St.
  • You can mail the books to the library using USPS Media Mail. The library mailing address is:

CSUMB Library
Attn: Circulation
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955

  • You can drop off the books at the nearest CSU library.
  • No overdue fees are being charged at the present time.

Suggesting book purchases:

The CSUMB Library welcomes your ideas on materials you'd like to see added to our collections. We will consider all suggestions as the budget allows. Use the Suggest a Book Purchase form to request materials (book or other media) not already owned by CSUMB Library or available through CSU+ that you need for your research and/or academic instruction support.

***Would you like to request a book and have it delivered from Amazon or another vendor to your house for free? We are piloting a project where new library books are sent directly to the requestor if approved. Limit two requests per student/faculty. IMPORTANT: No textbooks will be purchased. Materials must already be released, no preorders.